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Revision as of 15:13, 8 January 2014

2012

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jack Kingston Republican Party
Jack Kingston.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Georgia U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Georgia has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. When runoff elections are used, voters must vote in same party's runoff election as they voted for in the first round election.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jack Kingston (R), who was first elected in 1992. Kingston announced on May 2, 2013, he will run to take over the open U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss.[4][5]

Georgia's 1st Congressional District comprises the entire coastal area of Sea Islands and much of the rural southeastern part of the state. In addition to Savannah, the district includes a few modest-sized cities such as Brunswick, Valdosta, Douglas and Waycross.[6]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


July 22, 2014, Democratic primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Jack Kingston voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Jack Kingston voted against HR 2775.[21]

Campaign contributions

Earl Carter

Earl Carter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[22]July 12, 2013$0.00$232,837.38$(17,394.32)$215,443.06
October Quarterly[23]October 14, 2013$215,443$157,310$(60,455)$312,297
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$312,297$168,072$(63,685)$416,684
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$416,684$171,487$(127,075)$461,096
Running totals
$729,706.38$(268,609.32)

Jeff Chapman

Jeff Chapman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2013$0.00$31,600.00$(366.13)$31,233.87
October Quarterly[27]October 16, 2013$31,233.87$77,996.11$(20,827.04)$88,402.94
Year End[28]January 31, 2014$88,402$23,956$(40,975)$71,383
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2014$71,383$15,780$(49,821)$37,341
Running totals
$149,332.11$(111,989.17)

Darwin Carter

Darwin Carter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[30]November 1, 2013$0.00$106,093.65$(8,153)$97,740
Year End[31]January 31, 2014$97,940$500$(9,938)$88,502
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2014$88,502$7,420$(17,299)$78,622
Running totals
$114,013.65$(35,390)

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[33]July 9, 2013$0.00$107,375.00$(764.53)$106,610.47
October Quarterly[34]October 14, 2013$106,610.47$108,016.87$(31,225.39)$183,401.95
Year End[35]January 31, 2014$183,401$72,066$(44,316)$211,151
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$211,151$274,729$(77,584)$408,296
Running totals
$562,186.87$(153,889.92)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Jack Kingston (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lesli Rae Messinger in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston Incumbent 63% 157,181
     Democratic Lesli Messinger 37% 92,399
Total Votes 249,580
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Oscar L. Harris II (D) in the general election.[37]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston Incumbent 71.6% 117,270
     Democratic Oscar L. Harris II 28.4% 46,449
Total Votes 163,719

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Atlanta Journal Constitution "Jack Kingston declares for U.S. Senate -- and Karen Handel says, 'Don't forget me'" Accessed May 2, 2013
  5. The Coastal Source "Congressman Jack Kingston to make announcement Thursday" Accessed May 2, 2013
  6. Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  8. Savannah Morning News "Kingston to make Senate race official" accessed May 6, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Roll Call "Former Kingston Staff to run for GA01" accessed May 14, 2013
  10. Roll Call "Georgia Race Attracts Fifth GOP Candidate #GA01" accessed June 12, 2013
  11. Roll Call "Fourth Republican Enters Crowded Georgia Race #GA01" accessed June 12, 2013
  12. Savannah Now, "St. Simon's resident joins race for 1st Congressional District seat," accessed December 2, 2013
  13. Savannah Now, "Richmond Hill Realtor to run for congress," accessed January 22, 2014
  14. Examiner, "Lesli Messinger steps down as U.S. House candidate, addresses future plans," accessed March 8, 2014
  15. Biz Journals.com, "Lesli Messinger Announces Candidacy for Congress, Focusing on Jobs, Economic Development and Rebuilding America's Future," accessed January 2, 2014
  16. GPB News, "Republican Schwarz Exits Congressional Race," accessed August 28, 2013
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 29, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed February 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 29, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 29, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"